Directions to Campus
701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
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Columbia Theological Seminary is six miles east of downtown Atlanta, within the I-285 perimeter.
From the East
From I-20, take I-285 north (Exit 67B) to the Memorial Drive exit (Exit 41) and turn left. Staying on Memorial Drive, go west (toward Atlanta) 2.3 miles to the intersection with S. Columbia Drive. Turn right on S. Columbia Drive and go one mile to Columbia Seminary, on the left.
From the West
From I-20, take the Maynard Terrace exit (Exit 61A). Turn left on Maynard Terrace. At the first light, turn right on Memorial Drive and go 3 to 4 miles to the intersection with S. Columbia Drive. Turn left on S. Columbia Drive, and go 1.5 miles to Columbia Seminary, on the left.
From the Northwest
From I-75, take I-20 east (Exit 247), then take the second Glenwood Ave. exit (Exit 61B). Turn left on Glenwood, and go 4.5 miles to the intersection with S. Columbia Drive. Turn left on S. Columbia Drive, and go 2.5 miles to Columbia Seminary, on the left. "
From the Northeast
From I-85, take the Clairmont Road exit (Exit 91). Turn left and go 4.9 miles to Commerce Drive in Decatur. Turn left on Commerce, which will become S. Columbia Drive, and go 1.6 miles to Columbia Seminary, on the right.
From the South (including the airport)
From I-75/85, take I-20 East (Exit 247), then take the second Glenwood Ave. exit (Exit 61B). Turn left on Glenwood, and go 4.5 miles to the intersection with S. Columbia Drive. Turn left on S. Columbia Drive, and go 2.5 miles to Columbia Seminary, on the left.
Visitor parking is available on the circle in front of Campbell Hall, the seminary's administration building. Additional visitor parking is available behind the library, off Inman Drive.
Transportation to Campus from the Airport
Columbia uses Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle.
For transportation to the seminary from the airport: Follow signs for Ground Transportation. Go to the green section, number 15 and 16, and make sure that Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle is on the bus. Pickup is every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. You can get the ticket from the driver using cash or credit card.
For transportation to the airport from the seminary:
You must make a reservation 24 hours in advance. Call 770-457-4794 or make reservations by e-mail.
MARTA (Atlanta’s rapid rail system) is the least expensive mode of transportation from the airport. From the airport MARTA station, obtain a Breeze card, which includes the transfer to Decatur. Take the northbound line to the Five Points station and transfer to the east line. Get off the train at the Avondale station, E7. Transfer to Bus 114, which departs from the north side of the station. This bus stops in front of the seminary. Taxi service is also available from the Avondale station to Columbia. Decatur Best Taxi Service, 404 289-6603 or 404 371-0776; DeKalb Taxi, 404 371-4535.
Access Atlanta Executive Car Service; (mobile) 770 713-4789 and (office) 770 922-5083. Rates may vary per person and for groups.
All prices are subject to change by the companies offering these services.
Accomodations When Visiting Campus
Limited guest accommodations are available on campus. For information on rates and availability, please contact Miguel Chavez, facilities coordinator, at 404-687-4510, or e-mail ChavezM@CTSnet.edu.
The motels listed below are close to the seminary.
When you contact the following two about accommodations, please ask about special rates for Columbia Seminary visitors:
(1.5 miles from Columbia)
130 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Super 8 Motel
(1.5 miles from Columbia)
917 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
The following hotels and motels are within a reasonable distance of the campus, and offer standard rates:
Holiday Inn Express
(3 miles from Columbia)
2183 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
University Inn at Emory
(5 miles from Columbia)
1767 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307
(7 miles from Columbia)
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
(8 miles from Columbia)
2158 Ranchwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30345